Keep up to date with the Beltane News! (updated 15/05/17)


The Principals are a mix of young and old, ensuring the whole community is involved.

The Cornet along with his Lass carry out their duties to the highest level, keeping passions high and emotions wild.

The Beltane Queen is a primary seven girl chosen from one of the three primary schools within the boundaries of the town.

The Crowning Lady is selected through popular choice each year. Her role signifies the penultimate climax of the Beltane week.

The Wardens of the Neidpath and of the Cross Kirk ensure that the week starts and is maintained in the passion that is ‘’The Beltane’’.

The Proclamation of the Burgh Boundaries is a historical and traditional role and has an important place in the Beltane Festival.

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